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    Basically, my nasty horrible boss has been making my life hell and I find working there horrible. They won't give me any time off for work experience (I'm doing a Journalism degree so I have to pay my dues) and it's just an unpleasant place to work. I'm a waitress in a pub by the way. I have no formal contract and I'm not on a rota as I've not been there a long time and it's quite quiet all the time. Do I just write a resignation letter and put it in their postbox? How should I go about it? I'm not due to work for over a week away.
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    If you have work experience then just tell them you're leaving and that's it. If a job in the future wants a reference then direct them to your work experience placement instead. It's only waitressing so don't waste time with letters of resignation. Just call your boss.
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    You to your boss: "Today is going to be my last day of working here."
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    Just speak to your boss. After your shift one night ask for a quiet word. Thank him for giving you the job, but for whatever reason ("other commitments" etc, don't say "I hate working here and you're horrible") you can't work there any more as of a particular date. It would be polite to give them at least couple of weeks notice so they can replace you.

    You could write a resignation letter if you wanted, but for just a casual waitressing job I don't think there's any point. They will have a fairly high turnover rate in any event, they'll be used to people leaving.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Basically, my nasty horrible boss has been making my life hell and I find working there horrible. They won't give me any time off for work experience (I'm doing a Journalism degree so I have to pay my dues) and it's just an unpleasant place to work. I'm a waitress in a pub by the way. I have no formal contract and I'm not on a rota as I've not been there a long time and it's quite quiet all the time. Do I just write a resignation letter and put it in their postbox? How should I go about it? I'm not due to work for over a week away.
    Id just write a letter of resignation and give it to the manager. It doesnt have to be long- just say that you are leaving to do work experience.
    If you ever need a reference in future, then use the people at the place where you do work experience to give you a reference.
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    (Original post by Genocidal)
    If you have work experience then just tell them you're leaving and that's it. If a job in the future wants a reference then direct them to your work experience placement instead. It's only waitressing so don't waste time with letters of resignation. Just call your boss.
    She's a very unreasonable woman so would it be ok to just pop the letter in their post box? I don't have work for ages and I have things to organise so I can't really wait until my next shift =/
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    Turn up drunk???

    Just kidding.
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    "Yo, bossy boss, you can stop bossing me around, cos you ain't gonna be my bossy boss any more, boss. Kapeesh? Kaboss."
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    (Original post by chlobofro)
    She's a very unreasonable woman so would it be ok to just pop the letter in their post box? I don't have work for ages and I have things to organise so I can't really wait until my next shift =/
    Well you have work experience so you have a future reference, therefore you need nothing from them.

    Leaving the letter would be fine. But you could also just tell them you're quitting. It's only a waitressing job so they can easily just find someone else. As long as you need nothing from them in the future then you could take a dump in her mailbox if you wanted to.
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    Take a dump on his/her desk..
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    just don't turn up.
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    Sent an email in a polite formal tone. Phew.

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